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The first Grade 1 race of the Cape summer season will take place at Kenilworth on Saturday with the running of the World Sports Betting Cape Fillies Guineas over 1600m.

Captain’s Ransom is the best handicapped runner in the R500,000 race

Justin Snaith’s charge has won three of her four starts, including a narrow 0.30-length victory over Clouds Unfold in the Grade 3 Diana Stakes over 1400m at Durbanville in October.

She is at least 4kg better weighted than any other opposition and has been priced up favourite at 1-1. Richard Fourie has the ride.

Princess Calla, winner of the Grade 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship over 1400m at Kenilworth in October, is also in the field. She is trained by Adam Marcus and will be ridden by Craig Zackey. The pair will be looking for a double in this race as they won it last year with Missisippi Burning.

Princess Calla, who is second favourite at 5-1, has run three times for two wins and a 3.30-length third behind Anything Goes and War Of Athena in the Grade 1 Thekwini Stakes over 1600m at Greyville in August.

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